Lisa Raleigh: The well-prepared vegan

Popular wellness and fitness trainer Lisa Raleigh became a vegan in 2017 after years of being a vegetarian. She has always been a healthy eater and being a vegan is no different. Lisa’s key to avoiding junk food and sticking to her diet is to be well-prepared.

“Preparation. Have the good stuff on hand and keep the bad stuff out of the house. I make sure I have little tasty snacks on hand – nuts, veggie crudités and hummus… Having a rough meal plan for the week – think shopping lists and dinner menus – makes life easier, too, especially if you only have to cook a few nights a week,” she told Fitness magazine.

 

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Bheki Khoza: The friendly vegan

Jazz musician Bheki Khoza has been a vegan for over twenty years. “We were at a buffet in China where I first learned of the word ‘vegetarian!’ I didn’t know what that was. There was no meat at all, but the food tasted so good. Being the radical I was at the time, I decided then and there to be a vegetarian!” he said at Vegan eKasi’s ‘No Meat No Problem: Plant-based Eating in the Townships’ event last year.

His vegan lifestyle is now linked to his spirituality, but he doesn’t pressure his friends to follow veganism.

“At first I was outspoken about my spirituality and veganism because I don’t see a cow as a meal. But I no longer impose my lifestyle on my friends,” he told the Sunday Times in 2013.

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